DOH - CAR OIC Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan reminds the public that as the Modified General Community Quarantine in Cordillera continues, all must stay vigilant and prioritize health and safety measures needed to protect themselves, their families and the communtiy from the COVID virus. CCD/PIA CAR)

Mr. Iori Kato from UNFPA and hospital staff of Santa Ana Hospital poses in front of triage tent for patients with COVID-19 symptoms donated by UNFPA supported by the Government of Australia to help the hospital with infection prevention and control.

Regional Development and Security. DA Secretary William Dar, in his capacity as the Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for CAR, presided a joint meeting of the RTF - ELCAC and the RPOC at Baguio Country Club. Dar was joined by Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong at the main table as the chairperson of the Cordillera Regional Peace and Order Council. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

UNFPA representative meets with the Chief of OB GYNE and Head of WCPU from Batangas Medical Center where UNFPA provided emergency maternity tent facility, WCPU tent and COVID-19 triaging tent to make their services more accessible to mothers, women, young people and COVID-19 patients.

CORDS for CAR and DA Secretary William Dar with officials of the Cordillera Regional Development Council join the toast of rice wine as part of the

Agriculture Secretary William Dar stresses Cordillera's strong potential for regional progress and advancement as strong partner for economic development and nation building. (CCD/PIA CAR)

Privacy Commissioner assures individual data, protected by law

PARAÑAQUE CITY, July 23 (PIA) -- The Data Privacy Act of 2012 (DPA) ensures the safety of private data given to establishments for transactions as the country transition to the ‘New Normal’, said National Privacy Commission (NPC) Commissioner Raymund Enriquez Liboro.

 

During the Laging Handa public briefing on Thursday, Liboro said the DPA was enacted to ensure the public that the process of data collection in the Philippines will be trustworthy, and that the citizens can trust private and public sector’s digital practices to use the data collected responsibly.

“Ito hong batas na ito ay napatupad, simple lamang ho ang layunin ho nito para ho sa bansa. Ito po ay upang pagtiwalaan po ang lahat ng proseso ng pangongolekta ng imormasyon sa atin," Liboro said.

"Pagtiwalaan nating ang mga ATMs, pagtiwalaan natin ang mga bangko, pagtiwalaan po natin ang e-commerce ngayon, pagtiwalaan po natin ang online education dahil diyan na po pupunta ang ating lipunan, at hindi po natin pagtitiwalaan ito kapag tayo ay nagdududa,” he added. 

He said to always be wary of online scams as these violate privacy, lead to identity theft, and may result in the loss of public trust.

Liboro, however, reminded the public, as well as, private establishments that data being collected for the purpose of contact tracing may not be utilized for other purposes besides contact tracing.

The privacy commissioner added that the DPA not only seeks to protect all forms of information, be it private, personal, or sensitive, but it is meant to cover both natural and juridical persons involved in the processing of personal information.

“Overall ang gusto ho natin na ang mga mamamayan po ay natiwasay na mabuhay dito sa bagong digital na ginagalawan po nating lipunan at ang bansa din po natin at tuluyang umunlad,” he said. (PIA-NCR)

By Alehia Abuan

 

Baguio

Benguet

Mt. Province

IFUGAO

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